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Sears: $10 off Junior Fashions Coupon

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 15, 2009 · 71 comments

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Here's another fantastic coupon. Get $10 off any Juniors Fashion purchase (PDF) at Sears! No minimum purchase required, so surely you can find something you can get FREE.

Expires 11/14/09.

(Thanks, Coupon Dad!)

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1 Brittany September 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I hate coupon abuse, i.e. taking all the publix booklets, copying coupons that you shouldn't. However, I question whether this was just a huge oops on someone's part or a planned act. Couponing is huge right now and how does a retail giant like Sear's not know that? They have to and after the KFC coupon issue (Oprah) there is no excuse.

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2 Deborah September 18, 2009 at 8:03 pm

My daughter and I decided we would try out luck at at Sears in central CA. We each picked out clearance items totalling slightly over $10. The coupon came up "expired" but after the cashier read the expiration date and saw it was still valid, he called the manager and she said to put it through manually. Guess she didn't read the corporate memo. I think someone should start a class action law suit against Sears. It wasn't stopped for coupon "fraud". The people who were doing 20 seperate transactions were following exactly what the coupon allowed them to do. It was Sears own fault that they did not have the correct protective wording and did not make the coupons for "one time use only with a security code". Coupon " fraud" is when you illegally misuse coupons. Smart shoppers just were taking advantage of a good deal (granted some may have been too excessive), there was no FRAUD and everyone that printed that coupon should have a right to use it. I am sure a smart lawyer could build a nice class action law suit against Sears for all the people they wronged with their "deceptive" advertising.

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3 jaime September 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I was actually quoting Sears' memo..."due to fraudulent usage"-fraud is commonly understood as dishonesty calculated for advantage. Yes, you are right in that the acutal wording was poor on the coupon. But again, to use coupons 20 times while standing at the same cashier seems advantageous. Nobody was being dishonest, but people should use a bit of common sense when it comes to PDF coupons...it was stated earlier that they probably wouldn't last, and it was proven once again today. I had suggested to someone else that Sears needs to look to Bricks to print their coupons, that way consumers can print up to 2 honestly, and that everybody gets a fair shake. I never got to use my coupon, and I WAS doing it honestly. The hoarders ruined for a lot of people. Like someone posted earlier, if those same people would have used one per week until November, this probably would have gone on the entire run of the coupon. Unfortunately, those people did 20 a day, and would have continued. Those who try to do a class action lawsuit would be no better than the lady who sued McDonalds for $100 million because she got burned by her coffee..."Well, the cup DIDN'T say that the coffee was hot!"....DUH, some things in life require common sense.

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4 Kelloni September 19, 2009 at 12:14 am

Sears stores have put up signs that state they will not honor this coupon in-store. What a bunch of nonsense! The coupon clearly states both online and in-store redemption methods. Please, everyone of us needs to complain to Sears about this coupon debacle! Really, do they think we're blind. Then sales clerk proudly showed me the sign, and I proudly told her I wasn't buying anything and walked out. Who is the marketing genius that comes up with these schemes? Maybe they could hire someone who can think two steps ahead before they screw up, rather than someone who screws up, then wants the customer to pick up the cost, time and anger at their mess up!

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5 rabia September 19, 2009 at 9:01 am

I spend a good thirty minutes in sears trying to find a shirt. Get to the register, the lady told me they wouldnt take the coupon bc alot of people were abusing the coupon deal.You see bc of these people we had to suffer.

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6 LG September 19, 2009 at 9:15 am

I can confirm there are no problems with the tear out page form Seventeen Magazine. I used it late yesterday and they took it no problem.

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7 pissedoffdad September 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

so now its our fault that sears was too stupid to run their language by someone in legal? i wasted 90 minutes shopping with my daughter only to be told that the coupon was not being accepted. i crumbled it up and threw it at the cashier. that is bullcrap! sears is now off the list of places that i will ever spend my money at.

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8 Learning2CouponFL September 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm

pissedoffdad,

I understand being frustrated but throwing something at a cashier is beyond unacceptable. She didn't create the coupon and it wasn't her idea to stop accepting it. The poor woman was just doing her job . If she had pushed your coupon through she would have, at minimum, gotten reprimanded and nobody wants to give their employers an excuse to fire them in this economy. By all means write corporate, refuse to give them your business or tell everyone you know not to shop there but please don't abuse the powerless employees at the bottom.

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9 Melissa September 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Same thing happened to me. I never shop at Sears and they are hurting for business. I picked out two shirts, got to the register and she said they would not take computer generated coupons. Made me feel like I had made a fraudulent coupon; I just didn't like the way she made me feel. It was embarrassing and made me feel like I was doing something wrong. Who should we report our dissatisfaction to? I'm just a bit peeved by the whole thing.

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10 Mary September 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Please complain to the BBB about this, maybe they can help

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11 Alan September 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

Unfortunately I have had problems with other companies honoring their own coupons. It seems that corporations feel that they can do whatever they like regardless of law. I strongly urge you to take time to file with your state's attorney general, the BBB, the FTC, and your state department of consumer protection.

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12 KIM September 29, 2009 at 10:35 am

We had the same issue at Sears... spent over one hour shopping and had items totalling well over 10.00. Not only would they NOT take our coupon (first and only use), they DID take ones from people in front of us and then put up the sign as we were waiting in line. Talk about NOT HAPPY !!!! ???? I think Sears should resend a coupon (mass media) including a code that would not allow more than one use, if they are so worried about getting a lot of business. Looks like they could use the business these days ! !!!!!!! ?????????????

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13 Deborah October 2, 2009 at 4:35 am

If you call sears customer service and complain (and when they tell you they can't do anything, ask for a manager), the manager will send you a $10 gift card--at least they did that for me last week when I called.

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14 Think about it October 12, 2009 at 9:58 am

The coupon has been abused and reprinted ( the origanl coupon came fron Seventeen magaize) so those that have copies aparently did not buy the magazine to get it. all of you know that have used it or tried, got something for free (or at least tried too). I have had ladies with hand fulls in line in front of me trying to cash in.. So lets not blame sears. lets blame those that yet again abused the system and again have spoiled it for those that do not..

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15 Melissa October 12, 2009 at 10:44 am

To reply to the last comment. The coupon did not ONLY originate from Seventeen magazine. Sears also had this coupon available on their website. So YES, Sears is to blame. Some people did abuse the coupon but Sears did not specify in writing how to cover their own butt to avoid this abuse either. I printed the coupon from their website and tried to use it. That does not make me fraudulent in any way. I was not trying to use it more than once or on more than one purchase. So I will blame Sears and will not shop there in the future. They are hurting so bad for customers right now, they should treat the ones they do have a little better or they too will be out of business.

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16 Think about it October 12, 2009 at 8:33 pm

It's a sad day when everything has to be in writing, As jaime stated above "the cup DIDN’T say that the coffee was hot!”.I guess common sense is a thing of the past. And it's not only Sear Stores that do not accept reprinted coupons. it's the majority of the big stores now ( WalMart- Meijers, JC Pennys etc). and yep it's because of those that have abused the coupons etc.. so you can blame who ever you want to but.. I think the ones that have abused it are to blame..

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17 piya October 13, 2009 at 9:02 am

Hi there, actually the pdf version online doesn't work but the coupon printed in the seventeen magazine works.....
I went to sears ...bought a hoodie and a top ... 10 $ off..... yooohoooo ..... I love it.... makes it 5 $ each

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18 piya October 13, 2009 at 9:04 am

Actually this pdf version coupon is for online purchasing.... if u see the code in it...

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19 Katie October 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Both the PDF version and the magazine version have codes you can use online, and both WERE meant for use in store and/or online. To: Think About It, most anybody that uses coupons knows that stores do not accept reprinted coupons, but the issue here is not reprintting any coupon, a coupon that does not have a print limit and does not state anywhere on it only one per person, CAN be used as many times as somebody wants to print and use it. Yes, it is coupon abuse to take it 10 different coupons and make 10 $10 transactions, but for those of us who printed ONE coupon, it is not fair to say we abuse it and we are the ones to blame. Sears is a HUGE company, they should have better policies in place.

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20 Eileen November 8, 2009 at 9:27 am

I went to Sears in LaVale, MD. I picked out a top for $12.99 and tried to use the coupon. It came up as expired on the register. The clerk looked at it and could not see anything wrong with it so she called the manager. The manager informed her and I and all others on line to pay that it was a fraudulent coupon and that it had been printed from a magazine PDF. I politely told her that she was wrong - that it had been printed from the Sears.com website and she repeated that it had been printed from a magazine. Later I found this post and others about it. Sears has no business accusing customers of fraud.
Frankly, I'm ready to find a lawyer. I will never shop Sears again! I have contacted them to complain and everyone should - particularly if you were treated as I was.

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21 vanessa March 19, 2010 at 2:01 am

I have worked in resturants for the last 20 years. I have dealt with mean drunks and even worse kitchen staff. I feel i have the backbone to handle anyone and anything. About 2 years ago i started working in retail. OMG...... ive have never met such miserable ,mean,nasty people until my first day when i had a coupon person. Its sad but true most coupon people are nice but a couple of bad ones make us not like any.

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